De­vel­op­ing the artist within

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DE­RIVED from Ger­man phi­los­o­phy, “Da­sein” ( da: za- in) has time­lessly in­spired philoso­phers, artists, writ­ers and cre­ative thinkers alike to dis­cover and re­de­fine one’s true be­ing and ex­is­tence.

With that ideal in mind, Da­sein Academy of Art was es­tab­lished in 1996 by a team of avid ed­u­ca­tors and pro­fes­sion­als from the art and de­sign in­dus­try. It as­pires to re­vive the role of a fu­ture gen­er­a­tion ded­i­cated to the cre­ative and cul­tural de­vel­op­ment for per­sonal en­rich­ment.

A quote by Ger­man psy­chol­o­gist and so­ci­ol­o­gist Erich Fromm, “Peo­ple are born equal, but they are also born dif­fer­ent”, has since be­come the aca­demic hall­mark of Da­sein Academy of Art.

The craft of imag­i­na­tion is about train­ing the cre­ative minds of in­di­vid­ual tal­ents, for great artists bear the time­less im­print of iden­tity in his or her mas­ter­piece.

Driven by this in­ge­nu­ity, Da­sein be­lieves that the education for art and de­sign is more than a mere skill or job mar­ket- ori­ented cur­ricu­lum.

It is through the path of cre­ative think­ing and aes­thetic learn­ing that one dis­cov­ers the beauty of one’s ex­is­tence and that is a ful­fil­ment of a life­time.

Over the years of ad­vo­cat­ing in­di­vid­ual dis­tinc­tion, Da­sein Academy of Art has de­vel­oped a unique set of teach­ing prin­ci­ples called edu- men­tor­ing.

As the word sug­gests, Da­sein Academy of Art has in­cor­po­rated two key in­gre­di­ents into its syl­labus for de­vel­op­ing young minds: teach­ing plus men­tor­ing to pro­vide a more per­son­alised ap­proach for each and ev­ery teach­ing learn­ing re­la­tion­ship.

Af­ter all, it is through the guid­ance in self­dis­cov­ery that the hid­den gem of self- value can be un­earthed. Self- value starts from per­sonal virtues.

Con­trary to most mass teach­ing in­sti­tu­tions, Da­sein Academy in­sists on small- scale classes by lim­it­ing them to 15 to 25 stu­dents per class.

Part of the method­ol­ogy in edu- men­tor­ing, which en­ables per­son­alised guid­ance, al­lows stu­dents to un­cover their niche virtues with bet­ter at­ten­tion and re­sults.

A sub­stan­tial re­sult of edu- men­tor­ing is seen over the years, as Da­sein grad­u­ates con­sis­tently achieve high em­ploy­ment rate at 95% af­ter three months of grad­u­a­tion.

This proves the ef­forts of Da­sein in cul­ti­vat­ing ac­com­plished and sus­tain­able pro­fes­sion­als are recog­nised by the cre­ative in­dus­try.

Da­sein strives to foster knowl­edge shar­ing and cre­ative en­light­en­ment, invit­ing artists and schol­ars from around the world to host aca­demic fo­rums and talks, and pro­vid­ing a plat­form for stu­dents and speak­ers to un­cover in­spir­ing in­sights that fuel the cre­ative process.

Da­sein be­lieves in the fun­da­men­tals of good cre­ative education.

It aims to pro­vide the right kind of learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment and tools that not only pro­duce skilled de­sign­ers, but who can think, in­no­vate and cre­ate.

The time has come to re­dis­cover cre­ativ­ity, to see things dif­fer­ently, and for the Da­sein stu­dent to start a jour­ney in Da­sein.

Da­sein Academy of Art of­fers full- time diploma cour­ses in Graphic De­sign, Il­lus­tra­tion, Fine Art, An­i­ma­tion, Dig­i­tal Me­dia and Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

Visit Da­sein Academy of Art at 12- G, Jalan Wangsa De­lima 10, Desa Wangsa, Wangsa Maju Seksyen 5, Kuala Lumpur, call 03- 4142 2990 or visit www. da­sein. edu. my.

da­sein Academy of Art be­lieves in the fun­da­men­tals of good cre­ative education.

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